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Summer Jobs are during the months of May, June and July, traditionally done during summer vacation. Students are able to work in a field that is related to their intended graduate career path, gaining experience and knowledge in their potential field while learning the value of money.
These are part-time jobs for after-school. This is a great way for students to gain real-world experience in the workforce. It will also allow students to learn and apply professional behavior such as showing up to work on time and 'clocking in' to demonstrate accountability and responsibility on the job.
A co-op, short for cooperative education, is a unique in-school program where you can gain practical experience in a field of interest that you can use to improve skills and work toward your future career. Co-ops can take place in many fields, from science, communication, design, to business.
Apprenticeship and internships are an industry-driven, high-quality career pathways where employers can develop and prepare you for the workforce. Internships and Apprenticeships are a great opportunity for career exploration and development. You can choose which path fits your future.
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An after-school job is a part-time job and a great way for a student to gain experience. You can make connections with people, and learn what the working world is all about.
Many teens work part-time jobs after school to start saving money for college. Others save for a car or other large expenses. Being able to save money is an important life skill that benefits everyone. Along with instant “spending money,” having a job after school can teach students how to save and set financial goals for themselves.
With an after-school, part-time job, you can take the skills learned and continue to use them through college, or whatever you choose to do after high school.
You may want to consider cooperative education when you are interested in working for the same company over an extended period throughout your time in school. A co-op position will require you to work full time, and you will usually stay with the same company the entire time you are in school.
Co-op programs can be offered with two different types of schedules: alternating and parallel. Alternating schedules require you to work for one semester and attend classes during the next semester. Parallel schedules allow you to work and attend classes part-time during the same semester.
As you progress in your education, the responsibilities you have in your co-op program will likely increase as well.
Differences between internships and apprenticeships include:
Apprenticeship, a blend of on and off-the-job learning, is an attractive way of learning as it simultaneously enhances development of skills and prepares for jobs and careers.
Internship, The responsibilities you will be given during an internship program can vary but often include several entry-level tasks. Regardless of the level of responsibility you are given in an internship program, you will likely spend a good amount of your time in the program shadowing senior-level professionals who can teach you new things and help you develop the skills most important to their role.
When you I.G.N.I.T.E. something generally it means to activate, kick-start, or to begin a transformation.
We believe that I.G.N.I.T.E is a set of character qualities that students can have in the workplace that make individuals good at their job. These same character traits can be applied in life as students progress into adulthood.